By P. J. Taylor, Nov 8 2017 08:07AM
This week, I was thrilled to receive another 4 star review for my second book, Brian, the Alchemist & the Silver Dragon. This review has been updated at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brian-Alchemist-Silver-Dragon-Taylor/dp/1537041711/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510085525&sr=8-1&keywords=brian%2C+the+alchemist and also at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31522704-brian-the-alchemist-the-silver-dragon?ac=1&from_search=true. Here it is below:
‘I enjoyed revisiting these characters for another adventure, this one was a little gorier in places so would recommend parents read first if their child is of the more sensitive nature but I'm sure most children would probably flinch less than I did. Could have done without Ben's habit being described in as much detail but again kids will probably find it more amusing than I did as an adult reader. Lots of interesting twists and turns in the mysterious storyline to keep you guessing, in fact it kept me guessing longer than most adult thrillers do. Now to await book three to see if what Brian was told was true or not???’
I am still working on the third ‘Brian . . .’ book but, to be honest, I’ve had a bit of writer’s block in recent weeks. Because of this I have also been doing a bit of research for another children’s/young adult book that I am tinkering about with. And that research has involved ghosts. In particular, looking at different types of ghosts and rating the types of phantoms and hauntings from 1 to 5. I have also plotted some of the early chapters and some of the key plot points too. Interestingly, the main protagonist in this story will be a girl rather than a boy. There will also be other key characters within the book who come from the eighteenth century, the early twentieth century and also 1950’s. It’s been fun scouring the internet and learning about visitations, poltergeists and possessions. Now, I just have to write the darn thing.
Last weekend another book landed upon the pile of my ‘to read’ books. ‘Solaris’ by Stanislaw Lem. I’ve seen the film (the second version) with George Clooney and the book is meant to be a classic piece of sci-fi. So, I will try and read that shortly.
Until next time . . .